Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Coming up roses.

What a crazy month March was!
We had snow, then sun, then snow again---
over and over and over!
We also had a new baby join our family.
Little Evelynn Lorraine arrived on the 16th
and is being loved by everyone.
We had five birthdays, Spring break, Easter
and the flu that decided to hang around awhile.

Now it's April and Spring's here and we are all healthy again!

I saw a pretty collage posted on Cowparsley the other day and thought it was
was so pretty and then noticed that one of the photos was mine :)
It was taken from the site of Peony and Sage.

I had taken a few photos for Kimberley at Peony and Sage with some
fabrics she had sent to me.
She has posted a few of them on her website and blog.
I realized that I hadn't posted any of them on my own blog yet so I thought
I would share a couple here.
If you would like to see more you can go to her site and see what
she has shared there and on her blog.

Then I made a pretty pink collage of my own with some of the photos I have been snapping of
the dried rose strings and other rosy things.

I love the little ceramic turquoise berry basket given to me by a dear friend.

I can't seem to STOP making these rose strings! They are everywhere!

I made a few hearts with some of the scraps of Peony and Sage linen leftover
from the pieces I was sent. The fabrics have been sewn up into other
projects that I will share another time. In a previous post I did share the curtains
that I had made already. I love Kimberley's fabrics!

Speaking of roses.
I picked these up at the market the other day and have really enjoyed
their lovely pinky-ness.

Hope you fill your Spring days with a little pink goodness too!

Hugs from here...


Susan Shull said...

June-Your pics make me smile. They are just beautiful and peaceful and calming. Is that the way your house is? Glad you have a new little one and everyone is over the flu!

Olive said...

If one had to have a compulsion I pick making strands of dried roses. They are delightful. April hugs to you, Olive

Deborah said...

Your pictures are delicious!
They honestly look good enough to eat!
I love the pinky-ness too ;)
Oh so pretty June. I don't know whether to drool or sigh.
I think I'll just do both. Lol
Hugs and warm smiles!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

NanaDiana said...

June-You do the most beautiful little vignettes. Your pictures are so beautiful and I just love to see what you are going to have posted when I open your blog- xoDiana

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

You've been busy June! Congratulations on the wonderful new addition to your family, Evelynn. I love that name of course!
I'm soaking in all of these dreamy photos...gorgeousness! I adore the fabric hearts you made and can't get enough of your rose strings.
Happy spring to you - hopefully we'll all feel some warm temperatures soon.
xo, Susan

Julie Marie said...

Hi June... love love love your beautiful pink roses post!... I love all roses, but pale pink have got to be my very favorite... and your pink rose strings are so pretty!... I keep saying I am going to make one out of my dried roses... now for sure I am!... your collage is just gorgeous too... and that ceramic berry basket... oooh, I want one!...I am one of those ladies who will never get rid of my pink things... I was just thinking that the other day, then my newest Romantic Homes mag arrived today, and it is called the PINK issue!... love it!... sounds like you have had a busy month of March for sure, so happy to hear you are all healthy after the flu... and welcome your new little family member!... our weather has been wacky like yours, but today is absolutely Springtime beautiful!... xoxo Julie Marie

Tanza said...

Hi June,
GOSH !! You have a beautiful, romantic, soooo inspiring blog .... just gorgeous !!
I don't really blog much anymore, it's changed soooo much, and everyones style has changed ... not, sooo meee anymore .... I've always been a PINK, ROSE lovin' girlie, and this fits me soo ... everything I love you have created ... thanks for the happy lift ...
You have to go pick up the new Romantic Homes magazine .. this month, EVERYTHING PINK and ROSES !!! Two doses in one day .. WOW !!! Makes my heart truly sing ...
Thank-you for sharing truly romantic and pretty ... Ooohhh how I want some of those pink roses on a string .. do you sell those .. soo sweet, hanging in a window .. dancing away ... I'll be checking in again soon .. love to you on this glorious SPRING day xo
Hogs ~Tanza~

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
Congratulations on the new baby! Sounds like you had a busy month and before you know it you will be out in your beautiful garden again.
Love the soft beauty of your photos.

Take care,

Privet and Holly said...

June, you have such
a wonderful eye for
and talent for making
beautiful things even
more lovely! I want to
check out those fabrics ~
really pretty!

Happy Spring! {Says
the girl from Minnesota
with a lot of snow still
on the ground....}

xo Suzanne

Victoria said...

Absolutely gorgeous June! Your pictures look like as if they came straight out of a magazine. They're simple yet so full of beauty!

wendy said...

YOUR spring days sound pretty much like mine. We had a lot of melting going on, and the ditches were running, but last night it snowed again.
I love the string rose garland. Adorable.

Alina said...

Awesome photos and I admire the way You create this wonderful atmosphere here on your blog...always a pleasure to visit You Dear June !
Hugs from here

Deb said...

Congratulations June on the new addition to your family xo We welcomed a new grandson a month ago ~ making Easter so special.
Your rose garlands are gorgeous!

Tricia said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! How exciting. Your photos look so feminine and pretty...I love those fabrics! xo

Lisa said...

You must have just posted, I love your rose strings too! And that fabric, wow. I'll have to go look. Congrats on the new baby to love & please stay well over there.

Heaven's Walk said...

I could spend all day here looking at your photos - over and over and over again, June. Such gorgeousness! I adore your sweet little rose garlands! How did you make them? :)

xoxo laurie

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

June June June...sometimes I just don't know what to say about your posts because the images just speak for's all just too beautiful for words. I'm so glad it's spring and I know that you do too! Congrats on the new wee little one in your family! xo

Anne said...

June I always enjoy my visits here looking at your beautiful photos! I am in love with those dried roses on a string!They are so lovely and look perfect in your beautiful home!And what a beautiful bunch of pink roses from the market too!

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations on having a brand new baby join your family! Will we see pictures? I love the fabric and your collage is just beautiful!


Unknown said...

Hi June,

So lovely and the soft colors are so pretty. I love your rose garland so much,I can't wait to make my own but be sure to know I will give you full credit for the idea!
Have a lovely day & hugs, Lynnie

Geli said...

Hello dear June!
It' s so beautiful to see your new photos!
I love your rose strings!!!
Congratulation to your new baby in your lovely family!
I think you' re happy!
I wish you a wonderful time!
With love, Geli

Leslie said...

Your string of roses is so pretty June. Such a lovely vignette!


Marikki said...


Have a joyfull springtime to you:)

Greetings from Finland,

Bente said...

Dear June. I simply love your blog. When I see that you had a new post, I have to look at ONCE, no matter what I`m doing. I always know I will see something gorgeous.
I love the dried roses on a string. I have to make me on.
Whish you beautiful spring days.

Hugs from me

Alicja said...

Dear, dear June,

I LOVE your blog!
Full of beauty, full of light, full of good spirit!
Thank you!

xoxo, Alicja

Muggensteekjes said...

Hello dear June,
ooh what a romantic the fabrics and little dried roses you used. And I want to congratulate you with little Evelynn Lorraine, she was born on my birthday (16th of march). I wish you a lovely and warm month of April, I hope we don't have to wait for Spring no longer, it's to cold for too long now.
Hugs, Ingrid.

Rozmeen said...

WOW June,

Love the dry roses and those pink touches are so lovely.

xoxo Rozmeen

Barbara said...

Ohh I've enjoyed every picture in this post, lovely lovely pinks.

Congrats on having a new grandchild!

sophie said...

nous avons bien besoin d'un peu de roses par ce temps gris!
merci de ces belles photos

Things and Thoughts said...

Ι wish happiness to the new born.Your photos are just amazing and the friend who offered you this lovely ceramic basket has certainely good taste!Thank you for this wonderful and cheerful post !

Beehive Needleworks said...

Joy of joys...congratulations on welcoming a new love into your family!
Oooooh, your lovely photographs have brought glorious tranquility to the day...rather like a morning meditation really. The soft fabrics, fragrant roses, and all manner of handmades...enchantment surely.
Wishing you a splendid day dear June!
Hugs to you...
Judy xx

Katherine said...

Congratulations on your newest little Angel.

You always share the most beautiful images of the most pretty things. You need a little Etsy shop {hint, hint} - all of these little treasures are so special.
The cotton hearts, string of roses and the pretty wreaths in the collage image - divine.

Enjoy cuddling with Evelynn.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

The pink of those roses is the prettiest pink I've seen. You always manage to dry your roses so beautifully and stringing them makes for such a lovely garland. Congrats on the newest addition to the family. Evelynn Lorraine is such a pretty name. Glad to hear you are all well now. Best wishes, Tammy

My name is Riet said...

Dearest June.You make the most beautiful photo's. The roses and the linen, beautiful. And now there is a new baby in the family. How wonderful. Congratulations to you all.
Hugs from Riet

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Congrats on the new baby in the family. Love all the roses and pics. Makes me wish spring would hurry up and arrive. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Dorthe said...

Oh June ,
these are such delicious and beautiful photoes- so love the rose strings,( and almost even more when dried!) in that beautiful turquise basket- the hearts are so lovely ,too dear- and the rose bouquet stunning!!
Hugs and hopefully a lovely spring to you soon, and to me ,too :-)

Nely said...

Dearest June,
What a beautiful photos,you bring me a smile with a lovely roses.
Congratulation on the new baby,how wonderful!
I wish you many,many happy moments:)

Madelief said...

Beautiful photographs June. Congratulations on your new family member. Good to hear you are feeling better again.

Hope good weather will arrive soon!

Madelief x

Cindy said...

Your strings of roses are like little fairy garlands, i love them... and your photographs are always amazing.


debi said...

Oh, your photos always make me smile beautiful. They're always filled with the softest, prettiest colors and treasures. Every day is like spring on your blog.
Congrats on the newest family member, that's exciting! Hugs, Debi

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi June,
Such gorgeous pics, the pretty pinks just feel so soft and romantic!
Your little rose strings are so adorable, I think I might make a few!
Happy weekend.

Vintage Home said...

So pretty. Such tender garlands you have have inspired me to make some when our roses bloom!
Glad you are all well, congratulations on your new family addition!

One Shabby Old House said...

Wow, you did have a busy March so let me start with congratulations on your sweet little Evelynn, then if your birthday was in the mix of the 5, Happy belated birthday, In fact, Happy Easter, Happy Spring and Happy Happy Everything. Oh and I am happy you are feeling better too. lol

Marikki said...

I came to thank you for your so friendly comment to me!♥

Have a nice weekend!:)

Hugs, Marikki said...

Oh dear June, your pictures are again so lovely. Turquoise with pink, I love it! And your self sewed hearts, a dream ! Congratulations for the arrival of the new baby!!!
The weather here in Switzerland is still cold, up and down. Nothing in view from Spring yet! But we don't give up with hoping for a better time !
Have a cozy weekend, hugs, Barbara

Pondside said...

Such a pretty post. I love your sense of colour - and those little roses on string - too pretty! it looks like spring has arrived where you are.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Congratulations on your new grandchild, there is nothing so wonderful!

I love your dried rose garlands...exquisite, I have lots of roses blooming now so I think I will try to make one although I don't think it will be as pretty as yours. These are such wonderful photos I would love to know how to get this look, my pictures are always too vivid.

Have a lovely, lovely day.

Victorian1885 said...

Good day June
Congratulation on your new Granddaughter!
Your weather sounds as bad as our here in my part of Canada. We still have allot of snow in spots and more to come tomorrow. I can't wait to sit on our little balcony and enjoy Spring... if it ever comes!
Have a great weekend!

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Hello June darling friend, thank you so much for your lovely words and visit, I was very much cheered by them! And you have a new baby in the wonderful is that!! Pink roses on a string oooh! they're delightful, I bet Evelynn Lorraine would love some in her nursery?

Sounds like it's been an expensive month for birthdays all round too!

ps I do envy your pink-pink dried roses, mine just won't stay so full of colour.

Kisses June xx

HWIT BLOGG said...

LOVELY pictures...makes me HAPPY!

Take care, have a nice weekend...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon sweet June! So good to see your bright and beautiful world here, as my world is still gray and slow on the spring front!

Enjoy a lovely day in your garden! Anita

chateau chic said...

Your rose strands have to be the most delicate, lovely, sweet, dainty garland I've seen. June, your style and home exude so much peacefulness and joy!
Mary Alice

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Sending a happy welcome to little Evelynn Lorraine ~ such a beautiful name!

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Spring to you June and congratulations to your newest sweet baby, in the family.
All your photos are so pretty, the pink, the roses and all your creative work.
Wishing you a wonderful new week


Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Hi June, I always know I will find the sweetest photos when you post ~ I love the rose strings,I think my kitty would love them too.... Congrats on the newest little bundle of joy ~
{when I was previewing my post, I thought for a moment I had written sweet potato's} guess I should put on my glasses!
Have a Blessed & Beautiful week...

Barbara said...

Glad everyone is healthy again, June. You've had a long winter...hope spring it coming up soon!
Love all your pinks...roses, linens and pillows. But especially love the ceramic berry container. I'm going to pin it!
Have a wonderful week, dear June...sending a big hug your way!

sweetpea family said...

I've just found your blog and I love your post your images are beautiful and of course the rose garlands are adorable x

Anna said...

Good morning! It 's always very pleasant change from your blog .... it gives me peace of mind!
Congratulations on the baby ... you know that I have a granddaughter in a few days more, too?
A warm embrace ... I forgot: your beautiful fabrics!

Bumpkin Hill said...

I visit to your blog always lifts my spirits. We have had a very wintery spring so far too, but i can hear the birds singing right now so they think Spring is around the corner. Congratulations on the new family member, what a pretty name. Catherine x

Custom Comforts said...

Your photos are always so full of brightness and white that it is so refreshing. Makes me feel like I've been washed clean.
Glad spring has come to you. I know it's much colder there and spring was a long time coming this year. It was near 80 here today and hot. Way too hot for this early and so very, very dry. We desperately need some rain and cooler temps. The daffodils can barely hold their heads up it is way too warm for them.

Unknown said...

Sent you an email, June.

Your share it absolutely gorgeous ... love the rose strings. How do you do them, real roses or silk? Lovely touch.

Miss you, Hugs & love ~

Anonymous said...

A new granddaughter! how very fun! Have you gotten lots of cuddle time yet?

Love those rose on a string- what a delightful idea! I almost bought a bouquet of roses like you did for our guests who were here this weekend. Right next to the bouquets were little potted rose plants full of little pink roses so I picked it instead as it was the same price and I hope it will bring me lots of future blooms! I just wish I weren't so frugal as sometimes I would love a huge bouquet of pretty roses!

Had a snow day today so went to Antique store to rearrange some of the store for Marianne that I hadn't had time to do yet. Looks good but boy it is hard work moving all that furniture and merchandise!

Did I tell you my poppy plants look like they have made it through winter so far? I do hope they bloom this year and that they will be pink and not orange like year before last!

bee blessed

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

Always love and admire the soft beauty of your photos
and...Bienvenue petite Evelynn
✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi June,
That sweet Julie Marie honored you with a gorgeous rose string, too!
Like I always say, you are an inspiration! Now let me get busy drying myself some roses!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOod evening beautiful June! So nice to see your comment tonight! And to come back here is always such a pleasure. I hope spring is coming to your part of the world...we don't have it yet, but I have faith! Big hugs back to you sweet friend! Anita

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